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Meetings and Workshops

General Meeting 2019 - March 27-29 in Cologne

The registration and abstract submission for our General SPP Meeting “Early Earth evolution” 2019 in Cologne is now open. The deadline will be on February, 22nd.

The Fourth General Meeting of the SPP 1833 “Building a Habitable Earth” is scheduled for March 27-29, 2019, at the Institute of Geology and Mineralogy (GeoBio-Hörsaal, Zülpicher Straße 49). Participation is mandatory for all principal investigators and researchers involved in projects funded within SPP 1833.

Travel expenses for SPP scientists will be covered by the coordination office. Travel grants for external participants are also available, please contact the SPP coordination office (

How to register and submit abstracts
For registration please use the following link:
Please indicate whether you prefer an oral or poster presentation and if you wish to stay in one of the rooms at the Ibis-Hotel pre-booked by the coordination office.
The abstract template is available on the registration-page. Please send your abstract to

As soon as the registration process has finished, we will provide a program for the conference.


Initial Training Workshop 2019 - March 26-27 in Cologne
Complementary to the Fourth General SPP Meeting, there will be an “Initial Training Workshop” of the second funding period for PhD-students and PostDocs from March 26-27, 2019.  This workshop will also be held at the University of Cologne.
During this workshop, scientists involved in SPP1833 “Building a Habitable Earth” will give introductory lectures about the relevant topics of the programme, e.g., from formation of the solar system to the evolution of earth’s early oceans and atmosphere. Download the programme here
Travel expenses for the workshop will be covered  by the coordination office according to the DFG-guidelines. Hotel rooms will be booked for all participants near the conference venue.
External early career researchers not involved in the SPP 1833 are also invited to this workshop, but should contact the coordination office in advance for travel grants.

If you would like to take part in the Initial Training Workshop, please register soon via email to Registration for the Initial Training Workshop will end on February 28th, 2019.



Previous Workshops

During the first funding period, several Meetings, Workshops and Field Workshops have been held by the SPP 1833. Reports about these events can be found in the news archive.